There are serious fears that the 2020 election could kick off some cataclysmic political upheaval here in the United States.
We are living in unprecedented times, with an infotainment industry parading around as though they were the press, spinning and spewing and sputtering whatever truths they think will garner ratings and advertising sales. On top of that, President Donald Trump arrived in Washington with the intent to blow the whole system up, and has consistently railed against the norms and the status quo.
Then, of course, there’s the global pandemic and the economic uncertainty that came along with it.
At times, 2020 has very much felt like the end of the world, and having any sort of doomsday inclination often leads us to seek a lynchpin to the entire experience. For many, the fulcrum that could tip us into utter chaos is the 2020 election and its aftermath.
And while some hope to quell those concerns, there are plenty who are embracing the possibility of anarchy, and even doing what they can to foment it.
An organization of radical left-wing activists has posted an online guide to “disruption” that outlines a plan to shut down the country and force President Donald Trump from power in the event that the 2020 election is too close to call.
The guide, “Stopping the Coup,” available as a Google doc, is being circulated by a group called ShutDownDC. It casts its plan for disruption as a response to an imagined “coup” by the president in the case of a close election.
In an email promoting the guide, ShutDownDC declares: “Preventing Donald Trump from stealing the election and remaining in office is likely to take mass, sustained disruptive movements all over the country.” The guide is a manual to that “disruption.”
The document is quite explicit in its intention.
The guide also says that activists plan on “physically protecting the vote count from counter-protestors, federal agents, or white supremacist militias.”
The guide indicates that activists intend to “demand that no winner be announced until every vote is counted,” and that they will launch “mass coordinated action” to that end.
The signal for action will be if President Donald Trump is declared the winner on Election Night:
Trump may try to declare himself the victor before the votes are counted, or Fox News might call the race. Those who can should be prepared to take action against those who are feeding into the stolen election narrative, including social media companies that are letting falsehoods or incitements to violence spread.
Maybe the left shouldn’t be lecturing anyone on the “peaceful transfer of power”…
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